The Department of Nursing, in accord with CCSU, believes that the primary goal of the nursing faculty is to empower the BSN student to attain the highest standards of professional achievement, public service, and personal development. The Nursing Faculty believe that, in a dynamic society, education for membership in a profession includes the development not only of expertise in a field but also of social awareness. In contemporary times, this social awareness includes the development of an increasingly global perspective. The professional nurse with a liberal education thinks critically, provides care that is interpersonally and therapeutically competent, and makes socially significant and personally satisfying contributions to society. The ultimate goal of nursing is to assist individuals, families, and groups to achieve optimal levels of health or wellness.
The Nursing faculty also believe that formal education is preliminary to continued study and a lifetime of creative activity and is reinforced throughout the student’s program of study and demonstrated by faculty through scholarly pursuits.